Watch Dogs Series is “Dead and Buried” – Rumour

avatar-user Ethan Blackstone 2024-04-24
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Ubisoft's adventure into the world of hacking and digital espionage with the Watch Dogs series seems to have hit a pause, especially after the lukewarm reception of 2020's Watch Dogs: Legion. The game's unique feature of allowing players to control any NPC failed to resonate as expected, leading to a significant downturn in the series' fortunes.

Based on insights provided by Ubisoft-focused content creator j0nathan, it appears that the Watch Dogs franchise is currently shelved. In his coverage, he suggested that following the underwhelming performance of Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft decided to cancel multiple ongoing projects related to the franchise. This includes the development of a distinctive battle royale game which was reportedly in the making but now won’t see the light of day.

This news doesn't necessarily mean the end for Watch Dogs forever, but for now, it's clear that Ubisoft has de-prioritized the franchise in favor of other projects.

Despite this, the Watch Dogs universe is set to expand into new territory with the development of a movie adaptation. New Regency took on the project last month, highlighting the continuing appeal of the game’s concept, if not the recent executions.

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